As an old pro from Pine Valley who lost an Open at Merion, George Fazio blended features of both of those great courses into his design at Jupiter Hills, the high point of his second career as a golf course architect. Built from a distinct sand ridge that runs laterally along the Atlantic seacoast north of West Palm Beach, Jupiter Hills was inexpensive to construct. The terrain was so good, only 87,000 cubic yards of earth were moved. A decade after it opened, George Fazio retired near the property, and couldn’t resist constantly tinkering with it. He ultimately removed many of its most unique, Pine Valley-like aspects. Thirty years later, his nephew Tom Fazio, who had assisted on the original, re-established many of those early characteristics, emphasizing the prominent sand ridge on which George first routed the course.
100 Greatest: Ranked for 34 years from 1971-2004. Highest ranking: No. 23, 1987-'88.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013. Highest ranking: No. 105, 2015-'16. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 111.
Best in State: Ranked fourth, 2021-'22. Ranked fifth, 2013-'16, 2019-'20. Ranked inside the top 5, 1977-'89, 1993-2003. Ranked sixth, 2017-'18. Ranked seventh, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 10, 1991, 2005-'10.